Does your children or teenagers dislike to wear glasses although they really need it? Then you might want to consider to use contact lens for your them. Although they are still young, they can wear contact lens like the adults.
When choosing between glasses or contact lens for your kids or teenagers, there are some aspects that can be used as consideration such as;
Using glasses are simpler and more practical compare to contact lens. Unfortunately many kids and teen do not like to wear glasses since the glasses often make their appearance become less attractive or nerdy, so it can reduce their self-esteem.
Meanwhile contact lenses require more attention to take care the lenses. But it can boost children self-esteem since they do not have to wear glasses on their face.
Usually most eye doctor can give contact lenses prescription to children at 11 years old. Younger children can also wear contact lenses based on the recommendation from ophthalmologist.
Therefore, the age is not a problem for children to wear contact lenses, although the parents must ensure that their children aware their responsibilities to take care the contact lenses properly.
Many parents are worried about the safety of contact lenses for their children or teenagers. But, as long the contact lenses are made from responsible manufacturer, and taken care and worn properly, the lenses are very safe.
Here are some rules to make sure the safety of contact lenses;
Keep following your ophthalmologist instruction in taking care the contact lenses
Use and replace the lenses according to the schedule that is set by the eye doctor and do not wear them too long.
Do not sleep with the lenses on.
Use tight swimming goggles if you want to use the lenses while swimming.
Do not keep using the lenses if they give uncomfortable feeling to your eyes, or when your eyes feel tired and dry.
These days, every contact lenses are produced in a comfortable design. Many people claimed that the latest contact lenses design makes them feel like they did not wear the contact lenses at all.
But, for some people, putting on the lenses first in the morning would still make them feel uncomfortable and it would take few minutes before their eyes feels normal and comfortable again.
The difficulties in taking care the lenses
In the old days, taking care the contact lenses is quite complicated. Storing and cleaning process require delicate process. But, for modern contact lenses these process become much simpler using multi-purpose cleaner substance and easier storing case.
There are also disposable contact lenses that absolutely do not require any care at all. You just thrown out the lenses after using it once.
Since the glasses can be use and last much longer than contact lenses, the overall cost for contact lenses is more costly. It will become more expensive if you use colored or disposable contact lenses since this contact lenses type is the most expensive type.
The price of the contact lenses also varies depend on the material, type and brand.